Re: [PATCH] devfs: remove devfs from Kconfig preventing it frombeing built

From: David S. Miller
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 23:47:51 EST

From: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 21:13:30 -0700

> On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 03:59:19PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> > From: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
> > Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 15:24:19 -0700
> >
> > However, this does mean I do need to reinstall a couple
> > debian boxes here to something newer before I can continue
> > doing kernel work in 2.6.x on them.
> Those boxes rely on devfs?

Yeah, when I forget to turn on DEVFS_FS and DEVFS_MOUNT in the
kernel config the machine won't boot. :-)

> Can't you just grab the "static dev" debian package and continue on?
> I'm sure there is one in there somewhere (don't really know for sure,
> not running debian anywhere here, sorry.)
> Or how about a tarball of a /dev tree? Would that help you out?

I don't know if Debian has such a package.

Don't worry, I'll take care of this by simply reinstalling
and thus moving to udev.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at